May 19, 2013 10:30am EDT
. >> schieffer: you were one of the first to demand the firing of steven miller, the acting head of the i.r.s. do you think more needs to be done on that front? >> i do. i wrote to the commissioner of the i.r.s. and-- because i got constituent inquiries from houston, waco, and san antonio, some tea party groups there, who thought they were being unfairly targeted back in 2010 and 2011. and what we know now is the i.r.s., including mr. miller, lied to congress, lied to me, more importantly, lied to the american people and saying there was no such political targeting going on. >> schieffer: well, from what you know about it now, do you think this was something that was just generated within the i.r.s. or do you think they were acting on orders from somebody else? well, that's where i think the culture or the environment that the administration has created here, that it's okay to cover things up, it's okay to intimidate your political adversaries is important. you've been around bureaucracies a long time as i have, and bureaucratics don't take risk unless they have a signal implicit or implicit
May 19, 2013 6:00pm EDT
employees at the irs. that is just implausible. >> reporter: irs commissioner steven miller testified on friday that his technical advisor told him the name of the person responsible for targeting tea party and patriot groups but he said he doesn't remember it. there are two more hearings this week at which congress will try to get its answer. jim. >> sharyl, thank you. >> five numbers and the powerball. tonight it adds up to more than $590 million dollars. and the biggest powerball jackpot ever. a single ticket with the winning number was sold at a supermarket in zephyr hills florida. ashley porter is there. ashley? >>. >> reporter: well, jim, this wing ticket was bought at this publix in zephyr hills 30 miles outside of tampa. we don't know who the lucky winner is yet but even if this person wanted to come forward today to officially claim that prize, they couldn't. because the florida lottery office doesn't open until tomorrow. but once this person does come forward, they will be the winner of one of the largest lottery jackpots ever. and also the biggest single ticket payout in ameri
May 18, 2013 8:00am EDT
the irs. steven miller fired just three days ago as abting ingacting head of the irs. he faced a tough day of questioning on capitol hill yesterday. that's where margaret brennan is this morning. margaret, good morning. >> good morning to you. he testified here on friday and republicans say he left them with even more questions. acting irs commissioner steven miller opened his testimony friday with contrition. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes we made and the poor service we provided. >> miller, ousted from his job this week, said those employees who targeted conservative groups did not do so for partisan political reasons. >> i think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection. >> reporter: political people did not accept it. they were furious miller had not acknowledged the irs targeting during testimony in previous years. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> didn't this committee have the right to know
May 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
. chief. steven miller apologized for the agency misconduct. and insisted that agents who gave tougher treatment did not act out of political bias. government leaders were made aware back in june that investigators were looking into the complaint. tea party groups said that they were singled out, but he testified that politics did not motivate their actions either. >>> a charity set up to help the three women freed from a decade of captivity in cleveland, has reached a $1/2 million. the charity, the cleveland courage fund has reached $4,080,000. donations are coming in from 50 states and several foreign countries. it will go into four trust funds for the women. and castro, the man accused of kidnapping and raping them is under suicide watch in jail. >>> new york city artist is under fire this morning from the object of his photo exhibits. he took pictures of the people through their windows of their apartment, like creaming and cleaning and no faces are revealed. the artist is saying raising their curtains, his neighbors were performing on a stage of their own creation. >> hmm.